I will be participating in an Exadata Virtual Conference which has been organized by Tanel Poder on August 3rd and 4th. This conference will follow the same format as the one Tanel and I did last year with Jonathan Lewis and Cary Millsap. It will be two half days which should provide some flexibility for people with busy schedules. The online format allows all participants to interact directly via chat while the speakers are presenting and then via voice during question and answer sessions. This is a great opportunity to talk to some guys that have done a bunch of work with Exadata. Andy Colvin will be discussing patching which has been problematic for some shops. Andy has done more patching than anyone I know. Randy Johnson will be discussing Resource Management on Exadata which is a key to successful consolidation projects. I will be talking about how Smart Scans work under the covers and covering techniques for determining when and where they are (or are not) occurring. Tanel will be covering in depth tuning and diagnostic techniques specific to Exadata. Of course, Randy, Tanel and I collaborated on the upcoming Apress book, Expert Oracle Exadata, which should be out a couple of weeks before the conference. Here’s a link to the page with all the conference details:
Note that there is a discount for early registration. I hope to see you there.